Home fire fatalities in the news

Information on home fire fatalities is compiled through a daily Internet search (Monday-Friday) of U.S. news media reports. The primary purpose of this information is to help raise awareness about the danger of fire and the frequency of home fire deaths.

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We gather home fire fatality information from U.S. news media reports published within 24-48 hours after a fatal fire. These early reports provide only basic information about what happened, such as how many fatalities, when and where the fire happened, and the type of home, for example, a house, apartment or mobile home. Most fires require investigations that can take weeks or months to complete. For this reason, the information found on this page should be viewed only as preliminary, especially as it relates to the cause of the fire and the presence or absence of working smoke alarms.

11 civilian home fire fatalities reported by U.S. news media between January 1, 2020 and July 9, 2020,

for criteria = All causes, All residential building types, for the state of Arkansas .
MFI Incident Date City/State Reported Cause Gender Age
n/a 07/05/2020 Texarkana, AR Electrical malfunction Male 36
n/a 07/03/2020 Mulberry, AR Under investigation Female 33
n/a 06/26/2020 Garland County, AR Under investigation Female 52
n/a 06/25/2020 Mena, AR Electrical malfunction Male 69
n/a 04/29/2020 Hope, AR Under investigation Male 4
n/a 04/26/2020 Harrison, AR Under investigation Female 46
n/a 04/01/2020 Pine Bluff, AR Under investigation Male 3
n/a 03/19/2020 Pope County, AR Under investigation n/a n/a
n/a 03/12/2020 Rector, AR Under investigation Female 89
n/a 02/02/2020 Berryville, AR Under investigation Male 76

MFI = Multiple fatality incident

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